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Windows 7: Little Noise When I Am Recording

27 Mar 2010   #1
Solock

Windows 7
 
 
Little Noise When I Am Recording

Hi everybody, I have at least 10 hours of searching for some solution but Google could not help me.

Please listen my audio example, just ignore my spanish but listen carefully.

What's the problem?

I recorded with Samson C01U.
Windows 7.
An a new Dell 1545 Laptop.

Thanks.




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28 Mar 2010   #2
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solock View Post
Hi everybody, I have at least 10 hours of searching for some solution but Google could not help me.

Please listen my audio example, just ignore my spanish but listen carefully.

What's the problem?
Explain exactly what you're hearing on your system when you playback this file.

Ap
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28 Mar 2010   #3
Solock

Windows 7
 
 

Just listen my example, I hear some strange sounds like paper or something like that.
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28 Mar 2010   #4
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solock View Post
Just listen my example, I hear some strange sounds like paper or something like that.
Ok, that's what I thought you were hearing, you have one, possibly two problems.

First, your mic signal level is very low. What this does is let normal background noise be heard, your voice level (see first example) is not much louder than the normal background hiss. You end up turning the volume up to hear the voice... unfortunately, you're also turning the noise up.

Second, depending on your playback device... if the enhancements are active, specifically, "Loudness Equalization" the noise will be even more pronounced.
What audio device does your computer have?

So, you need to increase the recording level on the Mic.

Ap

Here's Ex1.
Little Noise When I Am Recording-ex1-lowvoicelevel.jpg


Ex2. is a Music example at full level.
Little Noise When I Am Recording-musicexample.jpg


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28 Mar 2010   #5
Solock

Windows 7
 
 

I have IDT High Definition CODEC, I think is not the background and the mic, is some other configuration that I should know, because I used my integrate laptop microphone and It has the same noise.

I want to sing so I can not edit with that little noise, I talked quietly and loud but still the same, I played with volume levels too.
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28 Mar 2010   #6
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solock View Post
I have IDT High Definition CODEC, I think is not the background and the mic, is some other configuration that I should know, because I used my integrate laptop microphone and It has the same noise.

I want to sing so I can not edit with that little noise, I talked quietly and loud but still the same, I played with volume levels too.
Well... ok, I have many years experience recording audio, honestly, I don't hear that much wrong with the recording except it's very weak, because the audio is weak I can hear the background noise which sounds like quiet ocean waves. There is some sibilance, but that is normal and not too bad.

Perhaps your playback system is not set up correctly and the sound you're hearing is not on the recording but only added by the playback system. I've seen that happen before.

Do you have the Microsoft speaker icon in your taskbar.

Right click on it and select playback devices, then select your default output device and click on the "Properties" button. Do you have a tab called enhancements? How are they set?

Ap
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28 Mar 2010   #7
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Many microphones that are built-in to computers and other AV devices are what is known as omnidirectional devices. This means that they are sensitive to noise coming from all around them. In a laptop, for instance, this can also include the noise made by the rotation of the HDD.

The best way to avoid this is to use an external microphone. These will be of higher quality, and will give you much better results. You will probably need either a cardioid or an unidirectional type.

Microphones Etc. — Understanding Microphone Pickup Patterns
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28 Mar 2010   #8
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I would have to look this up but I think he is recording with an external USB mic.

"I recorded with Samson C01U"

Ap
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28 Mar 2010   #9
Solock

Windows 7
 
 

Yes I have a Samson USB Condenser Microphone, and you are right Aphelion the sound is not coming from my Microphone is a configuration problem.

See this picture please:


Thanks!
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28 Mar 2010   #10
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solock View Post
Yes I have a Samson USB Condenser Microphone, and you are right Aphelion the sound is not coming from my Microphone is a configuration problem.

Thanks!
Ok, all enhancements off... good.

Do you have the latest drivers? Does IDT have Windows 7 drivers, if not, use the latest Vista drivers.

Ap
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